Graduate Student / Postdoc Seminar

Why Go Random?

Speaker: Katie Newhall

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: Friday, April 6, 2012, 1 p.m.


Stochastic models are often formed by adding noise to existing deterministic models of physical systems. These stochastic models are most interesting when they display qualitatively different behavior from their deterministic counterparts. In this talk, I will discuss examples from biology and physics, highlighting cases when it is important to include noise within the model. I will also mention a few methods used to simulate and analyze these stochastic models.